Ledebouria glauca S.Venter
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A widespread (EOO 31 0833 km²), but rarely recorded species. It is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.|
|South African endemic|
|Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West|
|Widespread across the dry northern interior of South Africa.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Deep sandy soils in open, grassy places in woodland and thornveld.|
This species is known from only a few, scattered records over a wide area. Venter (1993) reports that it is rare, with plants occurring as widely scattered individuals. Its distribution falls within the botanically most poorly explored areas of South Africa, and it is possible that it is overlooked and more common than records suggest. It also very likely occurs in similar habitat in the Kalahari areas of Botswana and Namibia, but has not yet been recorded there.
Venter, S. 1993. A revision of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Unpublished MSc. Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
Venter, S. 2008. Synopsis of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Herbertia 62:85-155.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria glauca S.Venter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/26|